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Well, what a difference a few weeks make! I hope this finds you and yours well and coping with our flexible working revolution in parallel with home schooling, social distancing, excessive gardening and interesting hairstyles!

More than ever, the importance of community is central in everyone’s minds and this is increasingly true for the measurement sector globally. In recent weeks we have heard senior government officials comment on how testing is going to be important for a long time ahead and

4302103463?profile=RESIZE_710xVisit the UKRI Coronavirus Hub for the latest information on the vital work of UKRI in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, including grants and awards that are available, as well as the continuing call to fund ideas to limit the outbreak and protect life.

 

Get Funding for Ideas That Address COVID-19

From https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/

  • Project length: 12-18 months
  • Closing date: none - apply at any t

UKRI invites applications for individuals from any discipline wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part time) on secondment in the biomedical sciences sector.

  • Competition opens: Friday 31 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 15 April 2020 12:00pm

More details available here

We are running 3 identical streams, which open on the same date but have different close dates:

  • strand 1 (this stream) closing 15 April 2020
  • strand 2 closing 13 May 2020
  • strand 3 closing 1 July 2020

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In 2019 the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund (ACTF) awarded 30 Summer Studentships of 6-8 weeks duration at 19 Universities, private sector companies and non-HEI public sector organisations across the UK and RoI. Awards are designed to provide experience of research to undergraduates with potential, and to encourage a career in analytical chemistry research once undergraduate studies are complete. ACTF has funded such studentships for many years; however, 2019 was the first year that they were

With this the first blog of the year, January has passed us by already, as CAMS enters an important phase in its journey.3852572270?profile=RESIZE_710x

With the CAMS Ltd entity established in a flurry of end of year activity, it has been business as usual this month - continuing to assign the initial stakeholder contributions to build on the 3 lectureships, 10 fellowships and 3 post-doctoral positions being added through CAMS to the wider analytical family around the UK. Focus is shifting also towards the longer term sustain

 

CAMS Fellowship Awards 2019

The CAMS fellowship awards for 2019 have been announced. The purpose of the award is to assist early career analytical chemists within 5 years of their first full-time junior academic appointment at a UK or Irish HEI to establish their own independent analytical science research identity. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

  • Dr Alice Bowen, University of Manchester, Optical control of spin-labels for dipolar EPR of multi-spin systems.

 

  • Dr Zoe Hall, Imperial C

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CAMS-UK Fellowships Closing date: 06 Sept 2019

The purpose of the CAMS-UK Fellowships (funded by the ACTF) is to assist early career analytical chemists within 5 years of their first, full-time, junior academic appointment at a UK or Irish HEI to establish their own independent analytical science research identity.  The Fellowships, which are valued at up to £30,000, may be used by Fellows in any way that advances the purpose of the Fellowship and of the ACTF.

All enquiries should be addressed

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde University launches a new post graduate distance learning MSc in Chemical Technology and Management.  This 3 year part-time course (starting in September 2019), is targetted to people already working in the chemical, process and pharmaceutical industries who have their sights set on advancement to senior engineer/management roles. 

More information cam be found at the following link:

https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/c

We are pleased to announce the following have been awarded 2018 CAMS fellowships:  

Mercedes Vázquez, Dublin City University,

  • Coupling of mobile phone camera-based detection systems with microfluidic analytical platforms for on-site analysis of herbicides

Anna Regoutz, Imperial College London,

  • Advancing hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Anisha Wijeyesekera, University of Reading,

  • Novel analytical strategies for characterising the functionality of the microbiome

Robert Weatherup, The Un

Over a period of 20 years a number of best practice guides were produced under the UK’s Valid Analytical Measurement programme (VAM).  In the coming months we will be making some of these available on the CAMS website as we start to position CAMS as a key point of reference for analytical measurement scientists.

The first two of these guidance documents – Guide to achieving reliable quantitative LC-MS measurements and Practical Laboratory Skills for Molecular Biologists - have been uploaded toda

A one-day launch meeting for the CAMS-UK Industry Steering Panel is being held on Thursday 03 May 2018. 

At the meeting the CAMS-UK project will be outlined, followed by an interactive workshop designed to help shape both the top training thematic areas which would be most impactful for the Analytical Measurement community (cross-sector) as well as the top measurement challenges in the following themes:

  1. Point of Use, Sensors and Photonics,
  2. Data Analytics
  3. Complex Mixtures, Separation and Detecti

The Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund (ACTF) exists to promote, assist and extend the science and study of Analytical Chemistry.  It has achieved this over many years in part through supporting research and investigation into all aspects of analytical chemistry development and by establishing and maintaining fellowships and studentships.  These activities are closely aligned with the aims of CAMS-UK.  Over several months, the CAMS-UK project has been discussed within the Royal Society of Chemistry

The project journey to date has included the following notable activities:

  • 19 Feb 2018: Meeting held by Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London for Academic Institutions to hear more about the project and indicate interest in engagement;
  • 8 Feb 2018: Current Tier 1 academic institutions meet to co-ordinate a CDT bid as part of Martin Synge Institute offerings;
  • Jan 2018: Membership draft agreement finalised;
  • Jan 2018: Current Tier 1 academic institutions meet

Save the Date!

CAMS is pleased to announce its inaugural conference on 16-17 September 2020 at Imperial College London's MSRH.

Please save the date and follow the CAMS website for further information.